• YFA Film Show: Wesley Centre, Maltby - 22/04/15

    On behalf of Maltby Community Development Trust, we'll be presenting a fine selection of local footage, covering topics such as mining, brass bands, Parkgate Iron and Steel Works, and May Day celebrations. Also included are films made during the years of the First World War, plus - to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary - we'll be taking a look at VE Day celebrations.

    Tickets cost £4 and are available from the Wesley Centre

  • Happy Easter!

    If you’re a chocoholic, there’s only one place to be this Easter: York.  The annual Chocolate Festival runs from 3rd to 6th April, and to celebrate we’re featuring a couple of adverts from the Rowntree collection.  Do you remember Cherries in the Dark (1968) and Cabana (1977)? Both products were discontinued many years ago, but thanks to these fabulous films their memory lives on! 

    Take a look

  • The Last Trolleybus

    On 26th March 1972, the last trolleybus in Britain took its final journey through the streets of Bradford. Often known as "the trackless", they were a familiar sight in Bradford, which was also the joint first city (along with Leeds) in Britain to operate a trolleybus system. Whether you're a transport buff or not, this affectionate farewell film is well worth a watch. 

    Bradford Trolleybuses: Britain's First and Last

  • Spring is in the air

    The daffodils are out, the clocks go forward this weekend, and Easter is just around the corner. Spring is in the air! What better time to showcase four of our films which capture the natural abundance of the season?

    Watch

YFA Selects

1957
985
This film records the work of a local grocery store in Market Weighton.  The film was made by the owner of the store. ...
1980s
4128
This is a film made by Halifax Cine and Video Club showing a baker at work making bread and many types of cakes. The film begins...
c.1978
3388
This is a well-made and highly informative documentary, made by Roy Vickers, on the folklore and medicinal uses of many common...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.